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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by NDFanatik View Post


It was actually pretty simple. We did the raw method, so there was no steaming involved and we pureed it instead of slicing it.
Items needed- Blender, dehydrator (or stove), wax paper, capsules, encapsulation machine
1. Give birth wink1.gif
2. Remove membranes form placenta
3. Place full placenta into blender & puree until smooth
4. Cut wax paper to fit into dehydrator and spread the pureed placenta onto wax paper in thin layer (we had 3 sheets of wax paper)
5. Dehydrate until it's... well... dehydrated, lol.
6. Break placenta up into smaller pieces and put into the blender (hopefully you've cleaned it out :P)
7. Blend until it produces a fine powder (may be some bigger pieces, but that's okay).
8. If you want to add any herbs, do so at this point. I added some St John's Wort, nettles, & yellow burdock.
9. Set up the encapsulator machine & pills. Follow the directions on the paper.
10. Make awesome pills! <3
I got 192 pills doing it this way smile.gif



after doing this...would you have to encapsulate? Or coud you just, say...stir the powder into drinks etc?

 

post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by corrabelle View Post

after doing this...would you have to encapsulate? Or coud you just, say...stir the powder into drinks etc?

 


Hmm. I don't know actually. I GUESS you could just put it in something and it'd get into your system faster than having to wait for the capsule to dissolve. But I imagine it wouldn't taste very good, lol.

You could always just eat the jerky. Slice it up into some strips and season it. Or even just puree it like I did and season that and then just break off pieces to eat as needed. eat.gif
post #23 of 37

Thank you! Thank you!  thumb.gif

post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by NDFanatik View Post


Hmm. I don't know actually. I GUESS you could just put it in something and it'd get into your system faster than having to wait for the capsule to dissolve. But I imagine it wouldn't taste very good, lol.
You could always just eat the jerky. Slice it up into some strips and season it. Or even just puree it like I did and season that and then just break off pieces to eat as needed. eat.gif

Haha, i'm just thinking of a way to get around stuffing all those little pills...lol.

 

I'll probably do the raw smoothie method anyway, but just in case....
Did it smell funny while dehydrating?

 

 

post #25 of 37
The encapsulation idea is very interesting. I'm not sure I could do the smoothies. I think either would freak dh out.

I think I might bring it home to bury under a tree but I'm not sure what the hospital policy on bringing it home is. Haven't thought to ask up until now.

I didn't even try with ds because we were in a different country but I've always felt a little guilty about it.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by corrabelle View Post

Haha, i'm just thinking of a way to get around stuffing all those little pills...lol.

 

I'll probably do the raw smoothie method anyway, but just in case....Did it smell funny while dehydrating? 

 


Lol. I'm totally lazy so that's why I bought the encapsulator. It dd 24 pills at once. I just set the open capsules in it, poured in the powder, wiped away the excess, and then pressed the top on. My MW was even like "I need one of those- that makes things 10x's easier!"

No funny smells to me.
post #27 of 37


Haha, it was no problem getting them to bag up our placenta at our hospital - they were just really confused (and probably grossed out)....and then I've just let it sit in our freezer for 2 + years.....Sheepish.gif

 

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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post

The encapsulation idea is very interesting. I'm not sure I could do the smoothies. I think either would freak dh out.
I think I might bring it home to bury under a tree but I'm not sure what the hospital policy on bringing it home is. Haven't thought to ask up until now.
I didn't even try with ds because we were in a different country but I've always felt a little guilty about it.


 

post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post

The encapsulation idea is very interesting. I'm not sure I could do the smoothies. I think either would freak dh out.
I think I might bring it home to bury under a tree but I'm not sure what the hospital policy on bringing it home is. Haven't thought to ask up until now.
I didn't even try with ds because we were in a different country but I've always felt a little guilty about it.


They shouldn't give you any trouble about it... While it's not a typical thing that's done in a hospital scene, it is also your property (just like your baby), so you have every right to it. Hospitals just throw it out anyways... So it's not like they use it for something better... :) 

 

post #29 of 37

I'm burying mine under our Meyer lemon and orange trees in the back yard, in the hopes that they'll grow up big and strong and give us lots of citrus.  eat.gif

 

 

post #30 of 37

Lurking. I figured I'd encapsulate them, even picked up a dehydrator on freecycle. Then I heard taht you don't actually taste it in teh smoothies... And that seems like way less work... So I'm gonna do that. :)

 

I think tree planting and making prints and stuff are cool ideas too. :)

post #31 of 37

Oh and I also heard less nutrients are lost if you dont' dehydrate it.

post #32 of 37

We're donating ours to a research bank at the hospital, along with whatever cord blood they think they can get after delayed clamping.  I'm so glad that opportunity arose, because I really don't want to mess with it myself, but also it feels a little sad to just destroy it.  Now it can sit in someone else's freezer for years!

post #33 of 37

Ours got sent to pathology. We could have insisted on taking it with us, but I just didn't care that much. DS' placenta has been in our freezer for 5 years. I keep meaning to plant it under a tree at MIL's place. That, uh, hasn't worked out yet. (But clearly I should be thankful that at least I haven't mistaken it for meatballs! lol.gif Katico)

post #34 of 37

If you chop it up for smoothies, how big of a piece do you put in each smoothie?  I wanted to encapsulate but it is too expensive for me to follow through with so I may just make smoothies.

post #35 of 37

A heads up to pp's about taking the placenta home from the hospital - make it very, very clear that you do not want it treated with formaldehyde before being bagged!  That's some seriously gross stuff and probably not something you want feeding your fruit trees.

post #36 of 37
My placenta smelled absolutely disgusting while dehydrating! That is one reason I am so pro smoothie.

Not all hospitals will let you take it, I would check ahead of time and clarify that you don't want it treated.
post #37 of 37

Okay, your 5 years makes me feel better about my 2.5 yrs + meatballs lol.gif
 

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Originally Posted by ~pi View Post

Ours got sent to pathology. We could have insisted on taking it with us, but I just didn't care that much. DS' placenta has been in our freezer for 5 years. I keep meaning to plant it under a tree at MIL's place. That, uh, hasn't worked out yet. (But clearly I should be thankful that at least I haven't mistaken it for meatballs! lol.gif Katico)



 

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